Sync dynamic IP with openDNS service via ddclient

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Requirements - Account on openDNS

Service ddclient for sync dynamic IP need account in OpenDNS. You need:

  • Create an account on openDNS and login to OpenDNS Dashboard. Create a new Network in the settings.
  • Login on DNS-O-Matic Site using e-mail and password from OpenDNS.
  • Add new Service. From list select OpenDNS. Click button Update account info for sync OpenDNS Dashboard settings with DNS-O-Matic.


Setup openDNS in system settings

Set DNS addresses in resolv.conf file:

sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf.head

with code:
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220





note: If Your ISP provide IPv6 support, add these DNS IPv6 addresses entries in next lines in the /etc/resolv.conf.head file:
nameserver 2620:0:ccc::2
nameserver 2620:0:ccd::2


Setup openDNS in ddclient

#1 Install ddclient and ddclient dispatcher for NetworkManager:

pamac build networkmanager-dispatcher-ddclient

#2 Create backup a ddclient.conf file:

sudo cp /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf.skel

#3 Open ddclient.conf file in text editor.

sudo nano /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf

#4 Delete current content, paste in:




note: REMEMBER - replace values email_address, password with correct values.



daemon=1800
syslog=yes
pid=/var/run/ddclient.pid
ssl=yes
use=web, web=myip.dnsomatic.com
server=updates.dnsomatic.com
protocol=dyndns2
login=email_address
password=password
all.dnsomatic.com



Save changes in a file.

#5 Run command to enable NetworkManager-dispatcher.service:

sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager-dispatcher.service

#6 Logout and login.

#7 Visit site: openDNS Dashboard to check sync status.


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